The New Agenda by Simone Pond
Genre: Post-apocalyptic Sci-fi
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For certain, society was disintegrating: humans were self-destructive and wildly uncontrolled. But young William Morray had hoped, as an idealistic teenager, that his father’s acclaimed Repatterning Program––a precursor to the brilliant New Agenda––could manage the upheaval and get society back on track.
They said it was for the greater good: out of chaos comes order and from the ashes the phoenix will rise. They said the Repatterning was a positive event, but like most advertising, it was a lie.
William’s wish had always been to work with his father and win his approval. However, when he is sent away to a remote underground safety shelter in Denver, William is awakened to the grisly truth that the Repatterning is a mass genocide. And worse: his father, the New Agenda leader, is the spearhead of this horrifying plan to eradicate all cities, homes and people outside of the Elite citizenship. William decides to team up with an underground rebel alliance to end the Repatterning and save what’s left of civilization.
What they’re saying:
“This book, which is the second installment in what I hope will become an on-going series, took me on a ride that left me challenging my own ideas about what a civilization should be and how much of the human spirit and be coaxed to the forefront for the greater good. I loved the characters and the descriptions of the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles were rich with detail and nuance. An outstanding effort by an author who is clearly passionate about her craft.”
“Great second installment to Pond’s series! I was expecting with the New Agenda to jump back into Ava’s story, but instead we travel back to Morray’s teenage past and the birth of the City Center. Lots of unexpected twists and turns and tons of fun action, intrigue and a love story to boot. Excited for the next one!”